Of all the things I like to cook, I think breads are my favorite.
It occurred to me that I hadn’t ever attempted hamburger buns. I hesitated at first. Images of school cafeteria lunches came rushing back, with homemade buns the size of a small planet and weighing as much as the elementary children that ate them. Those were the good old days……
But the thought of making sure your family was eating something fresh and without preservative pushed cafeteria food thoughts away. After some hunting, I found this 40 minute recipe via One Sweet Appetite. I tweaked it a little, and it was delicious. I hope you enjoy!
Homemade Hamburger Buns
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 cup extremely warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon Demerara sugar
1 egg, stirred quickly with a fork and left to become room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2-4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
Combine sugar, yeast, and water in a large bowl. ( I put them in my Bosch mixer). Stir gently then let ingredients rest until yeast become frothy. Add the oil, sugar, egg, and salt. Stir together with a whisk or your mixing blade. Add flour, one cup at a time, until dough is smooth and elastic and pulls from the side of the bowl (make sure it’s still a little sticky though). Knead for 10 minutes, then roll into 6 dough balls. Place the rolled balls onto a greased cookie sheet. Cover with a towel. Let rest for 10 minutes or until your 425 degree oven is preheated. Remove towel and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the buns are golden brown.